Radford University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,991

2.99% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$14,084

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

5.87%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

81.2%

7,447 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

9,401

92.1% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

58.3%

1,071 Graduates

About

Radford University is a higher education institution located in Radford city, VA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Radford University were Other Multidisciplinary Studies (188 degrees awarded), Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (167 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (149 degrees).

In 2016, 2,467 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Radford University. 59.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,976 degrees), 9.98 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (198 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Radford University is $6,991, which is $-13,169 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Radford University is $6,991, which is $-13,169 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,084.

In 2016, 47% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 63% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,991

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Radford University was $6,991. The cost of tuition at Radford University is $-13,169 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$14,084

2016 Value

1.3%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Radford University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,084. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Radford University grew by 1.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,160

Room and Board

$1,100

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Radford University was of $8,160 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of room and board increased by 2.51% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

47%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

63%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

47% of undergraduate students at Radford University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 2.08% with respect to 2015, when 48% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

5.87%

2015 Default Rate

144

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Radford University was 5.87%, which represents 144 out of the 2453 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Radford University received 7,447 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 2.23% annual decline. Out of those 7,447 applicants, 6,047 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 81.2% acceptance rate.

There were 9,401 students enrolled at Radford University in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Radford University has an overall enrollment yield of 29%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

81.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

6,047

Accepted Out of 7,447

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Radford University was 81.2% (6,047 admissions from 7,447 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 83.1%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -2.23%, while admissions declined by -4.44%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Radford University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Radford University has a total enrollment of 9,401 students. The full-time enrollment at Radford University is 8,662 students and the part-time enrollment is 739. This means that 92.1% of students enrolled at Radford University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Radford University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70.7% White, 14.4% Black or African American, 6.51% Hispanic or Latino, 4.61% Two or More Races, 1.45% Asian, 0.234% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.17% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Radford University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (39.2%), followed by White Male (29.8%) and Black or African American Female (8.86%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (63.3%), followed by White Male (17.9%) and Black or African American Female (6.27%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

92.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Radford University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,401 students. The full-time enrollment at Radford University is 8,662 and the part-time enrollment is 739. This means that 92.1% of students enrolled at Radford University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%

2016 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Radford University was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Radford University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    6,644

  2. Black or African American

    1,352

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    612

The enrolled student population at Radford University is 70.7% White, 14.4% Black or African American, 6.51% Hispanic or Latino, 4.61% Two or More Races, 1.45% Asian, 0.234% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.17% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2016, 487 more women than men received degrees from Radford University. The majority of degree recipients at Radford University are white (1,976 degrees awarded). There were 9.98 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (198 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Radford University is Other Multidisciplinary Studies (188 degrees awarded), followed by Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (167 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (149 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Radford University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Interdisciplinary Studies (189 degrees awarded), Communications (173 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (169 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Radford University are Miscellaneous managers (337,509 people), Social workers (326,357 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (325,349 people), Counselors (232,317 people), and Designers (220,380 people).

The most specialized majors at Radford University are Interdisciplinary Studies (189 degrees awarded), Communications (173 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (169 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (102 degrees), and Psychology (182 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Radford University are Public relations specialists, Physicians & surgeons, Financial analysts, Dentists, and Dental hygienists

The most specialized majors at Radford University are Interdisciplinary Studies (189 degrees awarded), Communications (173 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (169 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (102 degrees), and Psychology (182 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Radford University are Elementary & secondary schools (716,643 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (402,289 people), Hospitals (402,035 people), Individual & family services (255,168 people), and Outpatient care centers (202,673 people).

The most specialized majors at Radford University are Interdisciplinary Studies (189 degrees awarded), Communications (173 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (169 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (102 degrees), and Psychology (182 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Radford University was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 188 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 990

  2. 1,477

In 2016, 990 degrees were awarded to men at Radford University, which is 0.67 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,477).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 118 degrees were awarded to men at Radford University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.27 times more than the 52 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 170 degrees were awarded to women at Radford University in Other Multidisciplinary Studies, which is 9.44 times more than the 18 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

43%

100% Completion Time

59%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 43% of students graduating from Radford University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 59% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 60% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (65.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Radford University is Female and White (65.5% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.467% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,976 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    198 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    113 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Radford University is white (1,976 degrees awarded). There were 9.98 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (198 degrees).

2.84% of degree recipients (70 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,207 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    769 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    118 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Radford University is white female (1,207 degrees awarded). There were 1.57 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (769 degrees).

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Operations

Radford University has an endowment valued at nearly $52.7M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $540k (1.02%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Radford University had a total expenditure of $188M. Of that $188M, they spent $76.9M on salaries and $188M on benefits.

Radford University employs 146 Professors, 126 Associate professors, and 124 Assistant professors. Most academics at Radford University are Male Professors (85), Female Assistant professors(75), and Female Associate professors (65).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Radford University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 171 employees, Management, with 163 employees, and Service with 147 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$52.7M

2015 Endowment

11.6%

growth from 2014

Radford University has an endowment valued at about $52.7M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Radford University grew 11.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $23.9M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $4.72M - Federal

  2. $1.21M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Radford University received $4.72M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.21M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$76.9M

Salary Expenditure

$188M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Radford University had a total expenditure of $188M. Of that $188M, they spent $76.9M on salaries and $188M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Radford University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$76.9M

2015 Salaries

1.02%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Radford University paid a median of $76.9M in salaries, which represents 40.9% of their overall expenditure ($188M) and a 1.02% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.55% growth from 2013 and a 4.27% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$33.4M

Instructional Salaries

455

Number of Employees

In 2015, Radford University paid a total of $33.4M to 455 employees working as instructors, which represents 43.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

146 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

171 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Radford University were Professor with 146 employees; Associate professor with 126 employees; and Associate professor with 124 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Radford University were Office and Administrative Support with 171 employees; Management with 163 employees; and Service with 147 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Radford University was Male Professor with 85 employees, Female Assistant professor with 75 employees, and Female Associate professor with 65 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Radford University.

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